The fifth TSRF conference took place on Wednesday 9th October at COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh.
Over 80 people attended the conference which aimed to support cross-sector networking and knowledge exchange by:
- exploring the impact of research collaboration between the third sector and universities
- providing an opportunity for third sector, academic and other interested parties (such as public sector and funders) to engage together in learning about collaborative research and its impact
Conference included a cross-sector panel discussion on impact and third sector evidence, a range of workshops, lightning talks, stands and posters. See the full programme here.
See what participants said about their experience of the conference in the conference report here.
The conference was introduced by a panel comprising of a peer researcher, funder, academic, Scottish Government and third sector representative talking about what research impact means from their perspective.
During the plenary session the panel gave their impressions of the conference:
Presentations from workshops and lightning talks
Poverty, Attainment and Wellbeing: Making a difference to the Lives of Children and Young People – Reflecting on a Seminar Series – Dr Joan Mowat, Dr Gale Macleod, Amy Woodhouse, and Patricia Lyon
Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not … and film – Dr Paula forbes, Eona Craig, and Nicole Sim
The Absent Voice: Domestic Abuse victims and contact cases – Linda Rodgers and Richard W. Whitecross
Collaborating to lead the way for mental health inclusion – See Me Workplace Equality Project (WEP) – Let’s chat tool
Thinking about equality, diversity and inclusion – Dr Kevin Guyan
Co-creating value: a participative approach to public service production – Kirsty Strokosh
Read the write up of the Participatory Research session here.
We are keen to hear from those who were not at the conference: if you were doing participatory research what do you need to do first? Please email your comments to the Forum
Be brave, ask, and keep trying – a guide to what to consider when looking for funding for third sector collaborative research
This guide is for third sector organisations (TSO) that want to obtain funding for collaborative research with academia.
Engaging with evidence (2019)
This guide prepared by KTN introduces what is meant by communities engaging with evidence and why it is important.
TSRF ‘Collaborating for impact’ conference report
Conference report from TSRF Collaborating for impact which took place in October 2019.